Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/bakkos

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This Proto-Celtic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-CelticEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Historically linked[1] to Latin baculum (staff, rod), presumably from Proto-Indo-European *bak-. Matasović assumes a wondering-word origin.

NounEdit

*bakkos m[2]

  1. hook, (curved) stick

DeclensionEdit

Masculine o-stem
singular dual plural
nominative *bakkos *bakkou *bakkoi
vocative *bakke *bakkou *bakkūs
accusative *bakkom *bakkou *bakkoms
genitive *bakkī *bakkous *bakkom
dative *bakkūi *bakkobom *bakkobos
instrumental *bakkū *bakkobim *bakkobis

DescendantsEdit

  • Brythonic: [Term?]
  • Old Irish: bacc

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 93
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*bakko-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 52